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cavalier about corrections

2010-05-25 19:52:19.756612+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Scott Rosenberg: The Wall Street Journal: Cavalier about corrections?:

It seems to me that the Journal has every right to say, “We no longer have the resources to fix small errors like misspelled names. You should no longer count on us getting that stuff right.”

On the one hand you can say "The WSJ? That's one of those Rupert Murdoch rags, right?", on the other hand, we've already seen that Cracked.com and the Daily Show are running rags around traditional news outlets. I'd hope that those who call themselves journalists would want to fix that.

But maybe I'm just an optimist.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-26 15:20:48.304857+00 by: Dan Lyke

Here we go:

...long-time readers know that I consider The New York Times to have roughly the credibility of a certain class of website (ie: those which have blinking multicolored text or promise scientific breakthroughs).

Me. On Flutterby. 7 years and 11 days ago. I didn't even give them the Murdoch out.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-26 15:14:40.818934+00 by: Dan Lyke

I dunno, I've certainly taken the NYT to task for their institutionalized hogwash many many times before. 30 seconds of searching gives me some Flutterby vitriol over "journalism" at CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times. And here's a Flutterby mention of some awful BBC reporting, a mentioned of lax fact checking at MSNBC, and more vitriol against the New York Times and the WaPo.

So I reject your thesis. At least as concerns Flutterby.

And I include The New York Times in the list of "traditional news outlets" that Cracked.com and the Daily Show are running circles around.

As for Scott Rosenberg, I think he still considers MediaBugs a regional concern, this was the first east coast thing they'd gone after.

And I don't know if this one deserves front page or not, but here's another one from yesterday, a twit from tzikeh:

We've really lost the war when even the New York Times misspells "sneak peek" as "sneak peak," haven't we.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-26 08:59:35.467973+00 by: stevesh

The Murdoch comment suggests to me that had the same thing happened at the NYT, with the same response, we wouldn't have seen anything about it, either in Mr. Rosenberg's blog or here at Flutterby. I'm just sayin'.